Kelowna midget tier 1 team leads solid weekend for Kelowna Minor Hockey teams

Great tournament results in several different divisions highlights last weekend

The Kelowna midget tier 1 hockey team celebrates a tournament victory in Prince George

The Kelowna midget tier 1 hockey team celebrates a tournament victory in Prince George

The Kelowna Fripp Warehousing Midget Tier 1 Jr. Rockets traveled to Prince George this past weekend and returned tournament champions.

After rolling through the round robin with a perfect record the Jr. Rockets were unstoppable in the final as they dominated South Delta and earned a 6-1 tournament clinching victory.

Kelowna opened the tournament with a 2-2 tie against The Vancouver Thunderbirds before coming out strong and posting an 8-1 victory over South Delta.

Williams Lake was their next opponent and Kelowna came out on top 3-1. The Saturday evening game with the host Prince George Jr. Cougars was a back and forth affair that saw the Jr. Rockets collect a 5-4 win. Kelowna finished up the round robin portion of the tournament with a 2-1 victory over the Pursuit of Excellence before beating South Delta in the final.

The tournament win is Kelowna’s second in a row and now see’s the team riding a 19 game unbeaten streak that they will put to the test this weekend vs. Kamloops 11:45 a.m. on Saturday at Kelowna Memorial Arena and Sunday vs. POE, at 7:15 p.m. at Prospera Place.

Team members are: Chris Turner, Josh Johnston, Mark Ridley, Brayden Oliver, Justin Lange, Andrew MaCleod, Austin Lindsay, Josh Blanchard, Braeden Cyra, Adam Beatty, Ryan Lawson, Kevin Roth, Nick Landry, Jackson Naish, Riley Stewart, Kris Koberinski, Keaton Hodgson, Carter Hikichi    and Brennan Claypool.

Midget Tier 3

Make it three for three for the Kelowna midget tier 3 boys hockey team.

The Mr. Lube Rockets tier 3 Midget boys claimed another trophy last weekend, claiming the title at the Kelowna tier 3 and tier 4 midget tournament.

The Rockets opened up the 12 team event with a 8-3 win over the West Kelowna Warriors.  Other round-robin victories included a close fought 4-3 match against Fort St. James and a 9-1 shellacking of West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Huskies.

That set up Sunday’s championship game against the other pool winner, the Nakusp Falcons. The Rockets out shot the Falcons by a three to one margin, skating away with a 6-1 victory and the tournament trophy.

The well disciplined and hard working Mr. Lube Junior Rockets sport a perfect 9-and-0 record in league games and are also undefeated in tournament play. The team’s previous tournament victories were in Summerland and Nelson.

The Mr. Lube Rockets are: Dylan Cates, Luke Sourisseau, Nicolas Corman, Andrew Humphreys, Trevor Pereverzoff, Clay Stevens, Roy Smith, Ty Skrine, Murray Gaffney, Kobe Oishi, Stephan Hawes, William Monforton, Erick  Noh, Piers Egan, Jordan Bautista, Liam Samaddar, Dustin Kostiuk, Jack Gilchrist, Cory Santoro and Reid Kilburn.

Kelowna Peewee

The Kelowna Peewee Blackhawks brought home the championship banner from a tournament in Lumby on Grey Cup weekend. The Blackhawks went 4 and 0 on the weekend outscoring their opponents 33 to 8. The team was committed to working hard in both ends of the rink and dominated in all areas of the rink as a result.

The Peewee Blackhawks are: Simon Plante, Francois Jolicoeur, Spencer Birnie, Jared Paull, Joel Diemert, Mitchell Pelletier, Brandon Willis, Damon Printup, Jordan Trembley, Mason Glowacki, Spencer Klassen, Taylor Piche, Jaden Rose, Kyle Davidson, Brad Hamilton and Gareth Peron. Coaches are Lee Hamilton, Kevin Birnie and Jeff Klassen.

Bantam House

The Kelowna Kings bantam house hockey team won the 100 Mile House tournament last weekend, going undefeated in five games while outscoring its opponents 49 to 9. Every person on the team had at least one point, and both goalies got a shutout. In the gold medal game, they faced the host 100 Mile team.   100 Mile house took an early 2-0 lead and later led 5-2 before Kelowna came racing back. Foster Warren scored a hat trick while Jarod Verokosky and Austin Dye scored to tie the game 5-5. Dye then scored on a penalty shot for the eventual game winner while Calen Wong finished it off with another goal for a 7-5 finish.

Team members: Kirklan Purdy, Tristen La Fleur, Austin Dye, Zach Sousa, Darian Chambers-Smith, Captain Daniel Claggett, Thomas Claggett, Jarod Verokosky, Taiber Johnson, Calen Wong, Derrick Desrosiers, Foster Warren, Luke Jonker

Travis Olenczuk, Ty Walker.

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